Parents should stop their children sitting in the ‘W’ position as it could cause them a lifetime of pain, experts have warned.
The common way to sit involves the child sitting on their bottom with their knees belt and face pointing outwards.
Many kids sit like this when watching TV, but medical professionals are calling on parents to put a stop to it.
According to the Pediatric Therapy Center , children who sit this was after their second birthday may not develop the core strength and balance.
This could impact their ability to jump and run.
It could also leave muscles in their legs, hips and ankles and could even cause hip dislocation, reports Women’s Health.
London-based osteopath Avni Trivedi has also raised concerns about the position, saying it could cause children a lot of problems in the long run.